Notre Dame Football suspends 2 more: Wood & Utupo

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Head Coach Brian Kelly announced on Sunday that running back Cierre Wood and defensive end Justin Utupo are suspend for two games for violating team rules.

The two will not travel with the team to Ireland.

"Our players are aware of the standards I set for our program and that failure to meet my expectations will result in consequences,” Kelly said. “Justin and Cierre violated our team rules so I’ve suspended them for the first two games of the season.”

The two join quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese in missing the season opener in Ireland.

Rees and Calabrese were suspended after they were arrested in May at an off campus party.

Wood lead the Irish in rushing last year and scored nine rushing touchdowns.

Utupo played in 12 games in 2011, primarily on special teams.

The Irish face Navy in Ireland next Saturday.

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